Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Snaps Up Two More Small Mobile Companies — MileWise and GoPollGo — In Ongoing “Acqhires” Effort

In its ongoing quest to snap up every small mobile startup around, Yahoo said today that it had bought travel rewards app MileWise and GoPollGo, a social polling app. Both services will be shut down, and staff will be integrated into the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s burgeoning New York mobile team. In recent months, Yahoo has acquired Stamped, Summly, Astrid and more, as part of its efforts to build out its mobile offerings.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work